New version 7.1 of Moldex3D injection molding simulation software offers faster calculation, easier meshing of large models, improved multi-component molding simulation, and a new material data base.
New version 7.1 of Moldex3D injection molding simulation software offers faster calculation, easier meshing of large models, improved multi-component molding simulation, and a new material data base. Moldex3D is developed by CoreTech System in Taiwan and is offered here through EPS Flotek, Naperville, Ill. New developments include the ability to work with bigger models using parallel computing and Windows Clustering capability. With these two techniques, multiple PCs can be utilized to solve a single simulation, speeding results by up to 400% or even more. The built-in material database has a new interface for direct access to the Material Data Center’s internet materials database, which is supported by more than 30 resin suppliers. Users can split a solid-mesh block model to reduce memory requirements for large models. Moreover, a tetrahedral mesh can now be generated while using 30% to 50% less memory. Other improvements include an auto thickness detector for shell (midplane) analysis. The newest version is also able to more accurately model multi-component molding, such as insert or overmolding. It supports both shell and solid modules, and models heat dissipation and warpage according to the different material characteristics. Other new modules interface directly to structural analysis programs such as Ansys and NEiNastran.